Amalthea Cellars

(856) 768-8585 209 Vineyard Road
Atco, NJ 08004
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In 1976, the first vineyards were planted at Amalthea Cellars. Founder Louis Caracciolo’s infatuation with winemaking began as a young boy making wine in the cellar of his Italian immigrant grandfather. Emilio brought the art from “The Old Country” at the age of thirteen to the southern New Jersey town of Blue Anchor at the turn of the century. Being exposed to the charm of winemaking at an early age ignited a passion that continues to this day at Amalthea Cellars. Caracciolo often says of his philosophical grandfather, “I came on the scene with an unlit torch and my grandfather passed the flame.” While attending Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York for his degree in Food Science and Technology far from Emilio’s “Old World techniques” he began to work on his style in small batches of wine in his dormitory room! He used his never ending respect for archaic winemaking techniques to study modern enology still unaware that Amalthea lied in his future. In 1972, he bought the farm where Amalthea Read more »

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  • Amalthea Cellars Chancellor Reserve 2000

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    Nose of "sweet plumberry pineapple cake"? for lack of a better word. There is something very familiar about the nose that I can't quite wrap my brain around -- very distinctive. I've never smelled this from wine -- but the aroma reminds me of something sugary from my youth. At any rate, it is very different, at the same time very enjoyable! Mayb... Read More

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